News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Our pals over at Buzzfeed did the obvious legwork that our Failed Political Press neglected:

Capitol Police Officers Said They Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Members Of Congress Helped Plan The Attack

After seeing one of their colleagues killed last Wednesday, Capitol Police officers are angry that Republican members of Congress refuse to submit to the security changes put in place since then, and say they wouldn’t even be surprised if some lawmakers helped organize the attack.

Officers told BuzzFeed News that members of Congress often see security as optional. Even after last week’s deadly attack, some Republican members refused to go through metal detectors, pushing their way past Capitol Police officers.

We should note here, for the record, that for the past 20 years we peasants have been going shoeless and having our junk fondled every time we fly anywhere, and in order to attend any sort of concert, one has to empty one’s pocket into the fries basket and subject ourselves to metal detectors and having backpacks and bags searched. This security theater, BTW, was brought to us by The Patriot Act. Do continue:

“Officers are fuming and there are mumbles of several walking off the job,” one officer with more than 10 years on the force told BuzzFeed News — just as Republicans took to the floor last night to rail against even basic security measures. At one point today, officers set up tables around the metal detectors in an effort to block Republicans from just walking by them.

(Not in the Buzzfeed article, but supporting evidence)

Rep. Mikie Sherrill has alleged that some of her Republican colleagues led “reconnaissance” tours of the building ahead of the attack, though did not provide evidence to back up that claim. Rep. Val Demings, former chief of the Orlando Police Department, told CNN, “If any members of Congress participated, helped to organize, orchestrate … they need to be held accountable.”

Here’s some evidence!

Back to Buzzfeed:

Two of the officers who spoke to BuzzFeed News said it wouldn’t surprise them if lawmakers had been involved. “There are definitely some members who need to be held to account once an investigation shows the totality of circumstances,” one said.

Now imagine if each and every day you had to wonder if the people you were charged with protecting had been conspiring to have you killed? The article goes in depth with interviews from the Capitol Police, and it is a fascinating read. Of course, the police are speaking on background because they don’t trust their management.  It’s quite an indictment, and worth the time to read.

And as far as professional courtesy goes, not so much:

As of today, at least 26 sworn members of U.S. law enforcement agencies from at least 11 states have been identified by law enforcement agencies and local reporting as attendees of the Jan. 6 rally in support of President Trump that sparked a riot at the U.S. Capitol. [Update, 5:20 p.m., Eastern time: Two more law enforcement officers have been reported as having attended the Jan. 6 rally, bringing the total to 28 officers from 12 states.] Beyond that tally, several former law enforcement agents attended the rally, and still more current law enforcement officials are under investigation for making statements in support of the rally.

Here’s the postscript:

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14 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Nancy needs to use the same metric for these fines that Finland uses for traffic citations. The higher your financial worth, the higher your fine.

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    “But I AM special! Just ask all those (little) people who voted for me! They wouldn’t have wanted me to be here unless they knew in their hearts I’m special, and they certainly wouldn’t want me to have to go through your silly security measures just to get to my office, and do my job!”


  3. I swear it’s like dealing with school children. Really dangerous school children.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Meremark says:

    Dammit I enjoy reading your posts. Plus, they/you are right.


  5. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Meanwhile, AOC didn’t even trust the Republicans enough to remain in the extraction point, feeling that they would betray her to the mob. She’s got instincts… you can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can’t take the Bronx out of the girl.

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  6. roket says:

    Hey, republican congress critters. Fu(k your feelings.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Dennis Cole says:

    I think I had premonitions a year ago or so, of violent acts occurring like this, not just at random, but directed at supposed “betrayers” who would not go along with any type of coup efforts.
    Not in a way of saying, “I told you so,” but that I like to share my premonitions, and if I f I recall, a few of you told me to chill, that my scenarios were a bit too far-fetched…..

    If only I’d known the HALF of it…

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  8. Larry Lennhoff says:

    Postscript: @SpeakerPelosi announces she plans to fine Republicans who evade the metal detectors

    She proposes to fine anyone who evades them. It just seems likely that Republicans are the ones who will do so. I think claiming Pelosi is passing regulations based on party lines is a bad take.


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